Catsfield

Quiz Night: Already the next fund raising event for the parish church of St Laurence is on the horizon in the form of a quiz night to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 13th September. Tickets are on sale in the Village Stores or at the door on the night and cost £5 per person. Teams will be of 4 – 6 people, bring your own nibbles and liquid refreshments will be available. John Overall is the quiz master and he has described it as an audio/visual quiz!

Flower Festival: The recent Flower Festival held in the church has raised the wonderful sum of £1798 and that is in spite of the dreadful weather on bank holiday Monday, when it poured all day!

Sports News: A mixed bag of sporting results this week, as is so often the case. The last football friendly match played at Catsfield resulted in a 6 -2 defeat by Tackleway, hardly good preparation for the first competitive fixture tomorrow versus Herstmonceux at home 3pm. Apparently, scores were even until half time when quite surprisingly Tackleway stepped up a gear and gave us a hiding, is this fair?. Sunday saw the last cricket match played on some quite long grass at Netherfield in beautiful sunshine. We batted first and finished at tea with 240 for 1, Derek Fuller with 135 and James Wilson 89 not out. Our bowlers despatched Netherfield for 58 all out with Nick Gurr, Derek Longley and Tom Bristow-Diamond getting one wicket each and Connor Earl 3 for 17 and Andy Williams 3 for 6. Thanks to the Cook family for all the work they do for the team, father Keith is the Captain and gets the teams together, mother Christine does a good share of the teas and daughters Barbara and Katherine share the scoring. We notice that other teams find it difficult to get volunteers for these jobs, but Catsfield has always had a loyal following and we never go to a match without a scorer. Mike Davey ensures the wickets are done, cleans the pavilion and generally keeps the team going, together with help from Sean and Martin. We look forward to next season and in the meantime the wicket has to be repaired and various other jobs need to be done.

Mobile Library: The East Sussex County Council’s Mobile Library will be making its fortnightly visit to Catsfield and will be parked in the usual place outside the Village Hall on Wednesday 10th September from 3.45pm – 4.45pm.

Jill Jarrett

Broadview, Bexhill